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January 31, 1962 ~ November 17, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old
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Michelle Lucielle Taylor Edwards, age 61, of Stratford CT, passed away peacefully at Bridgeport Hospital with her two children by her side on November 17, 2023, after a 10-year battle with
Kidney failure. Michelle was born on January 31, 1962, to John Robert and Mae Beatrice Darden Taylor in New Haven. After Michelle graduated from St Mary’s in 1979, she went on to study at Housatonic Community College earning an Associate Degree in business administration, a Bachelor’s Degree from Albertus Magnus College also in business administration. Following, she pursued and obtained an Associate’s Degree in Drug and Alcohol Recovery counseling (DARC) from Gateway Community College. This was a lifelong dream to become a drug and alcohol counselor and she worked at CrossRoads of New Haven. Before working in her dream field, Michelle was employed by Southern New England Telephone company and AT&T for many years ending in 2008 as an Executive Assistant in Tribeca, New York. Michelle had 30 years of sobriety devoting her life to helping others become clean and sober. Michelle met and married Henry J. Edwards in New Haven, having two beautiful children, Nicole Danielle Edwards and H. Jonathan Edwards III, both of Stratford. After her divorce, Michelle fell in love and spent the last 20 years of her life with the love of her life, Lisa McGhee of Brooklyn, New York. Michelle loved to spend her quality time cooking, laughing, singing and dancing with her family. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at the Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home, 2220 Main Street, Stratford from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM. The family thanks you for all of your condolences and love!